Pukaskwa National Park preserves Lake Superior’s
finest wilderness coastline. This is nature on
a grand scale: big water, sweeping beaches, towering
cliffs, waterfalls plunging into the lake, granite
islands, headlands thrusting into Superior, white
water rivers exploding out of the forest, rolling
swells, crashing waves and long, lingering sunsets.
If you’re comfortable in your kayak and looking
forward to riding some waves you are ready to explore
the north shore of this great freshwater sea.
Pukaskwa trip begins at Hattie Cove, the last
road access to Superior until we reach our destination
at Michipicoten Harbour 160 km. away. With two
weeks of food and supplies in our kayaks we’ll
turn south to follow the wild shore. Half our
route is sheltered from the prevailing winds.
We coast behind rocky islands, slip into bays
and coves, or wind our way down protected channels.
we are faced with open crossings, forbidding
shores with no landings and exposed headlands
that must be rounded. In these areas we may only
find comfortable paddling conditions on two out
of three days. We can enjoy the off days hiking,
beach combing, fishing, and lolling by the campfire.
At night we’ll
choose a beach or cove and pitch our tents by
the line of trees. Along the way we can explore
the entrances of a half dozen rivers that drain
the hinterland. The Cascade River ends in a picturesque
falls right at the shore. To see Denisson Falls
we paddle up the mouth of the Pukaskwa (Dog)
River. This wilderness paddling adventure is
perfect for the intermediate or experienced paddler.
||Currently scheduled as a custom trip.
||This route is available to groups as a custom private trip.
Guided Pukaskwa National Park Kayaking Trip | Pukaskwa National Park Camping Guide